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Lots of Tet events are planned here

TET PARADE will again be held on Bolsa Avenue in Westminster on Feb. 4 (File photo).

TET PARADE will again be held on Bolsa Avenue in Westminster on Feb. 4 (File photo).

Although Garden Grove will again host a Tet Festival on Feb. 4 and 5 in Garden Grove Park there are observances of the Year of the Rooster in Westminster and other parts of Orange County.

LogoforNewsBriefsThere’s a different Tet Festival planned for this weekend (Friday through Sunday) at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.

A New Year Firecracker Celebration is planned for Saturday at noon at the Asian Garden Mall, 9200 Bolsa Ave. in Westminster in the front parking lot. The annual Tet Parade is set for Saturday, Feb. 4 on Bolsa Avenue. It will begin at Bishop Place then turn west from Bushard Street ending at Magnolia Street on Bolsa. Floats, bands and more will be on hand. About 15,000 people are expected to view the parade.


Want to send your child to a different school than the one assigned to your area? Open hblogocolorenrollment is now underway in the Huntington Beach Union High School District and will conclude on March 31.

Parent information nights are scheduled at Edison High (Feb. 7), Fountain Valley (March 13 and 29), Huntington Beach High (Jan. 31), Marina (March 2 and 8), Ocean View (March 22) and Westminster High (Jan. 31). The HBUHSD serves Huntington Beach and most of Fountain Valley and Westminster.

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Two schools in the Garden Grove Unified School District have been again named as National Demonstration Schools for the AVID (Advance Via Individual Determination) program promoting readiness for college.

GGUSDlogoHonored were Doig Intermediate Schools and Santiago High School. The AVID Program is offered at seven high schools and 10 intermediate schools. The GGUSD serves most of Garden Grove and parts of Westminster and other cities.


The City of Huntington Beach is hiring about 20 lifeguards for the municipal beach for 2017. The performance exam will take place at the Lifeguard Headquarters, south of the city pier, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 103 Pacific Coast Highway.

The performance exam consists of a 1,000-yard ocean swim; a 500-yard ocean swim and a 1,500-yard run-swim-run. Top qualifying candidates will be invited to an oral interview on Sunday, Feb. 17. Applicants must be 17 by July 1, 2017.

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